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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stamps celebrate Mother Teresa and Red Cross Founder, Henry Dunant

International Humanitarians is the theme for An Post's new stamp series featuring Henry Dunant (1828-1910), founder of the International Red Cross and Blessed (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997).

Set style by Irish designer, Ms Ger Garland, one shows a portrait of Henry Dunant with the 1859 Battle of Solferino in the background, the horrors of which spurred him to develop plans for a neutral organisation to care for wounded soldiers. The other stamp shows Mother Teresa against an image of the Missionary of Charity which she founded in Calcutta in 1950.